Wow. I am thoroughly embarrassed by some of the drivel that is coming out of me at such great speed. I’m stuck. Paralyzed. I am at a point where my MC needs to have this deep discussion with her estranged mother and I just want to avoid the whole thing. Maybe because I can’t fully grasp the emotion behind it right now, or I’m uncertain the outcome.
I posted my dilemma on the NaNo forum and had some good responses: just describe the conversation’s highlights as it already took place; it’s what is said in silence that speaks volumes. Maybe since I put this scene off for days and haven’t written a word (for my novel) in two solid days, I need to warm up. Stop being a baby and making excuses and just start typing.
Continue the drivel to the end. At least I’ll be consistent. Geesh! Is this what it is really like to be a writer? A Novelist? No wonder we’re such a moody bunch!
Anyone else having a battle with your characters, plot or procrastination? I’d love to wallow with you!